SEA-Invest to build €250m tanker terminal at port of Antwerp, Belgium

10 November 2016 (Last Updated November 10th, 2016 18:30)

Belgium-based SEA-Invest group is planning to build a new tanker terminal at the port of Antwerp’s Delwaide dock, with an investment of €250m.

Belgium-based SEA-Invest group is planning to build a new tanker terminal at the port of Antwerp’s Delwaide dock, with an investment of €250m.

In the first phase, the tanker will have a storage capacity of 750,000m³ for refined products, with plans to add more capacity in the second phase.

During the two-year construction phase, the project is expected to create 500 jobs, and 50 new full-time equivalent jobs will be created once the project completes.

"Thanks to the huge interest in the port area we have been able to select projects that offer the highest added value."

Furthermore, SEA-Invest subsidiary SEA-Tank Terminal will build an additional tank capacity at Delwaide dock in order to serve its customer, Total.

To be built with an investment of €100m, the terminal, which was acquired from Independent Maritime Terminal (IMT), will be shifted from Antwerp port’s Hansa dock to Delwaide dock.

Antwerp Port Authority CEO Eddy Bruyninckx said: “Thanks to the huge interest in the port area we have been able to select projects that offer the highest added value for the port area as a whole.

“The waterfront sites have been reserved for candidates that will generate large freight volumes and so make maximum use of the available maritime infrastructure.

“As for the non-waterfront sites we have opted for candidates that will help to further develop the chemical and petrochemical cluster.”

US-based terminal operator Zenith Energy is planning to invest €250m in port of Antwerp, with an aim to expand its presence in the region.

As part of the investment, Zenith will build a 1250m-long quay across an area of 307,000m², located at the port’s Right bank of Scheldt.

Once approved, Zenith will build 500,000m³ of storage capacity in the first phase, and will expand the same to 1,000,000m³.

The company currently has presence in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and plans to have a second location in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region.


Image: Delwaide dock at port of Antwerp, Belgium. Photo: courtesy of MPET terminal.